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2008-2009 Men's Track Roster

DeRay Sloss

Class: JR
Position: Hurdles
Height: 6-2
Weight: 194 pounds
Previous School: McGavock HS [Belmont Univ.]
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Placed 32nd in the 60m hurdles on the NCAA descending order list in 7.89...Earned an NCAA provisional mark of 7.36 winning the 55 meter hurdles and placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 23-0.25 (7.02m) at the MT Christmas Invitational...Won the 55 hurdles in 7.36 winning at the Middle Tennessee Classic...Won the 55 hurdles in 7.55 at the MT Valentine Invitational also placed fifth in the long jump leaping 22-0 (6.71m) ...Came in second in the 55 hurdles in 7.39 at the Blue Raider Invitational...Placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 22-11.75 (7.0m) at the Ed Temple Classic...Finished fifth in the 60 hurdles in 8.07 at the Rod McCravy Memorial... Placed ninth in the long jump 22-4.5 (6.82m) at the Sun Belt Championships and finished second in the preliminary heats of the 55m hurdles in 7.58 but was unable to finish in the finals after sustaining an injury...Ran a preliminary 8.15 placing 14th in the 60m hurdles and set a lifetime best in the triple jump (45-4.25) at the Kentucky Invitational placing 12th.
Outdoor: Came in second in the 110 meter hurdles in 14.86 at the Georgia Relays also placed 11th in 3:40.96 with the 4x400 meter relay team...Placed third in the 400 meter hurdles and 10th in the 110 hurdles in respective times of 53.11 and 14.55 at the War Eagle Invitational...Came in eighth in the long jump in 23-5.25 (7.14m) at the Sun Belt Championships...Placed eighth in the 110 hurdles in 14.62 and 15th in the 400 hurdles in 55.5.

Earned All-Sun Belt honors in 55-meter hurdles, placing third at SBC Championships ... Placed third in 55 hurdles in personal-best 7.52, seventh in 200-meters in 22.87 and member of fourth-place mile relay (3:18.99) at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished seventh in 60-meter hurdles in 8.24 at Kentucky Invitational ... Won 55 hurdles in personal-best 7.50, placed second in 200 in 22.29 and member of fourth-place mile relay (3:24.84) at Blue Raider Invitational ... Won 55 hurdles in 7.52 at Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed ninth in 60 hurdles in 8.18 and 28th in 200 in 22.66 at Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished third in 55 hurdles in personal-best 7.45, eighth in 200 in 22.67 and seventh in long jump in personal-best 22-9.5 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed third in 55 hurdles in 7.51 and sixth in long jump (23-1.75) at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Ranked 106th in the nation on the NCAA descending Order List in 110-meter hurdles with time of 14.29 and 70th in 400-meter hurdles with mark of 51.92 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in 400 hurdles, placing second at SBC Championships ... Placed second in long jump in personal-best 23-6.75, finished third in 400 hurdles (54.77) and seventh in 110 hurdles (15.53) at Clemson Relays ... Finished 23rd in high hurdles in 14.65 and member of sixth-place 4x100-meter relay (41.30) at Sea Ray Relays ... Placed second in high hurdles in personal-best and NCAA regional qualifying time of 14.29 and finished ninth in long jump (23-5.25) at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished second in high hurdles (14.39), third in long jump (23-0) and member of fourth-place 4x100 relay (42.76) at Coach O Invitational ... Placed second in 400 hurdles in 52.52, just one-tenth of a second from a regional qualifying time, at Sun Belt Championships ... Also finished seventh in high hurdles and 15th in long jump (22-4.5) ... Posted NCAA regional qualifying time of 51.92 in 400 hurdles, placing ninth, at Georgia Tech Last Chance Invitational ... Posted times of 14.72 in high hurdles and 52.31 in 400 hurdles preliminaries at NCAA Mideast Regional.

Before Middle Tennessee: Spent one season at Belmont ... Placed third in 400-meter hurdles, fourth in 110-meter hurdles and member of third place 4x400-meter relay at Atlantic Sun Championships.

High School: Track and cross country letterwinner for coach Ronnie Smith at McGavock Comprehensive HS ... All-State honoree in 300-meter hurdles as sophomore and junior and in 110-meter hurdles as junior ... Ran fastest 300 hurdle time in state as senior ... Best times included 14.3 in 110 hurdles, 37.7 in 300 hurdles, 48.7 in 400-meters, 22-5 in long jump and 6-6 in high jump ... Also played football and basketball.

Personal: DeRay Sloss ... Son of Samuel and Traci Sloss ... Born December 8, 1987.